Delicious Citrus Chicken Taco Bowl Recipe

by Tonya Staab
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This delicious Citrus Chicken Taco Bowl recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect for Taco Tuesday or a busy weeknight.

My love of tacos is strong, but my love of food bowls is stronger lately. Food bowls are the perfect way to use leftovers, to meal prep for lunches, and to reduce or eliminate the amount of gluten in meals, such as tacos.

chicken taco ingredients with rice and avocado in bowls

Do you shop at Aldi? I shop at a number of different grocery stores depending on what I need, but Aldi is one of my favorites. In the meat department, they sell citrus chicken thighs that have become a staple in our house. For about $6 there’s enough for two nights when we use them in tacos, burritos, or bowls.

Ingredients for a taco bowl

There are so many different ways you can make these chicken taco bowls, here are just a few ingredients you can add:

  • Salsa – from a jar or homemade
  • Fresh produce: lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, bell peppers, sweet peppers, jalapeno or serrano chilis, lime, cilantro
  • Rice – Mexican, citrus, or plain rice
  • Beans – black beans or refried beans
  • Tortilla chips
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded cheese
  • Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Change your protein – use chicken, shrimp, or beef
white bowls filled with chicken, rice, salsa, avocado and other taco ingredients

Citrus Chicken Taco Bowl

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • Citrus chicken thighs
  • Long-grain white rice
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Avocado
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 can Mexicorn or Southwest corn
  • Lettuce
  • Mexican crema
  • Tortilla strips


  1. Cook your rice in a rice cooker.
  2. Grill or pan-fry the chicken. I prefer to pan-fry this chicken over medium-high heat with a little oil until both sides are slightly browned, then I turn the heat down, pop a lid over the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes, it keeps the chicken juicy.
  3. Once your rice is cooked, transfer to a bowl and add in the juice of one lime, lime zest from that lime, and 1 tbs chopped cilantro per cup of rice.
  4. Combine the corn with fresh tomato and black beans in a bowl
  5. Add all ingredients to a bowl and serve with Mexican crema and lime wedges on the side
chopped tomato, lime, and cilantro on a cutting board and cilantro lime rice in a bowl
mexican taco ingredients in a bowl with rice

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